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to the streets in the california fog. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: what was billed as a nationwide protest against the nation's biggest retail employer didn't quite live up to the hype. >> this is huge. i don't care how anybody looks at it. >> reporter: we first met wal-mart employee dan hindman earlier this week. a sales associate in electronics he was once the employee of the month. but today he walked off his job to protest what he says are wal-mart's low wages and high health insurance premiums. so what do you think you're risking by being out here today? >> i'm not worried about the risk. i'm protected. i have a right to stand up for what's right and so does everyone else. >> reporter: it's that "everyone else" that has wal-mart suspicious. the company says few of the demonstrators were actually striking employees but outside people pressuring the company to unionize. >> in many of those locations no wal-mart associates took place. we had roughly the same number of call ins than we had last year. >> reporter: while there were a handful of arrests, wal-mart said the protest had
't without controversy. from california to kentucky, protesters rallied against what they say is walmart's retaliation against workers who speak out about issues like pay and health care. walmart has denied those claims and says it only knew of, quote, a few dozen demonstrations. >> moving overseas now, actually we'll get to that in a movement stay here for a gas leak blamed for an explosion at a split club. this is in springfield, massachusetts. look at it here. this blast leveled the club and damaged 25 other buildings in that neighborhood. 18 people hurt and no one killed, fortunately. our affiliate wggb says people felt the explosion four miles away. a city official says some of those damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> and now to egypt. demonstrators there have taken to the streets in cairo to protest against president mohamed morsi. morsi expanded his powers this week, and that means no one can challenge his decisions. they can't be overturned. that's led to anger among the people and some of the judges. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo this morning. >> reporter: thanks hav
with picket lines forming outside walmart stores from california to maryland. a group called our walmart organized the walk-off in 100 cities. >> we're asking for living wages, we're asking for decent scheduling. they're not things that are hard. i mean, we want health care. they're the most richest retailer in the world. >> sreenivasan: walmart executives said these protestors do not represent the 1.3 million employees who work at the company. >> sreenivasan: the stock market also got a boost from black friday, rising sharply on early reports of strong retail sales. on a shortened day of trading, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 172 poin to close at 13,009. the nasdaq rose 40 points to close above 2,966. for the week, the dow gained 3.4%; the nasdaq rose nearly 4%. a european union summit in brussels broke up today without any agreement on a long-term budget. the 27-nation bloc was trying to reach consensus on a more than trillion-dollar long-term spending plan. it primarily funds farming and programs to spur growth in less- developed nations. some members backed a budg
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